Daniela Behr, Economist, Women, Business and the Law, Global Indicators Group, Development Economics, The World Bank
Dan Nyaronga, Professor of Psychology and Human Development at SUNY-Empire State College
Beth Roberts, Director of the Center for Women’s Land Rights at Landesa
Ndamsa Thomas, Lecturer, Department of Economics at the University of Bamenda (Cameroon)
Evelyn Wamboye, CGD Non-resident Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania (Penn) State University DuBois
Kehinde Ajayi, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of Gender at CGD
76 out of 190 countries worldwide (including 31 SSA countries) limit women’s property rights
In 19 countries, women do not have equal ownership rights to immovable property
In 43 countries, men and women do not have equal rights to inherit assets as surviving spouses
This event will feature findings from the CGD working paper, The Paradox of Gender Equality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Land Rights. A panel of experts will explore the persistent obstacles to women’s equal rights to inherit land and the practical ways these hurdles can be overcome.
Read the accompanying blog Land Rights, Gender Equality, and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa.